NDRI-USA, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3) funded entirely on “soft money,” a polite euphemism for funding that comes from outside sources, through a competitive process of grant and contract writing. This means that the money we rely on to carry out our work is uncertain and temporary, often influenced by both the political and economic environment. Over the years, we have been able to maintain a robust portfolio through an array of strategies including grants and contracts, fee-for-service, and fundraising. Yet, in recent years, the funding allocated to research and training has steadily declined, leading organizations like ours to diversify our approach, which includes a greater emphasis on fundraising. We need your help, so that we can continue to help others who are in need.
Donations to NDRI-USA could be used to support a number of important activities that will enhance training and technical assistance opportunities for health providers. All of your donations are maintained in a discretionary fund that allows NDRI-USA staff to:

  • Support grant development and innovative new projects
  • Provide pro-bono training to organizations in need
  • Purchase equipment and supplies necessary for training deliveries
  • Support administrative costs for the organization
  • Maintain staff coverage and other personnel expenses
NDRI-USA provides cutting edge training and technical assistance to health and human service professionals so that they can provide the highest quality of care to underserved and vulnerable populations that are disproportionately impacted by an array of serious public health issues. Through our training and technical assistance providers are educated about evidence-based and promising practices with the hope that this will reduce barriers to care and improve the overall health and well-being of the populations they serve. Just consider some of the following public health issues we address daily in our work:

Behavioral Health Issues (Healthy People 2020 Progress Review, DHHS 2014)
  • In 2012, 23.9 million people aged 12 or older currently use illicit drugs
  • In 2012, 59.7 million people aged 12 or older are current binge alcohol users
  • Estimated annual cost of excessive drinking and illegal drug use is > $400 Billion
  • In 2012, mental health disorders affect nearly 44 million adults
  • In 2012, $300 billion was spent on mental health treatment
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/pdf/gr-hepc-6-17-2014.pdf
  • HCV infection is the leading cause of cirrhosis, liver cancer, and transplantation
  • At least 2.7 million persons in the US are living with HCV today
  • 75% were born between 1945 and 1965 and are unaware of their infection
  • Approximately 75-85% of cases progress to chronic infection
  • Up to 37% (900,000) of people die from HCV related complications every year
HIV/AIDS (HIV in the United States, at a Glance)
  • 1.2 million people are living with HIV; 14% are unaware of their infection
  • Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly young African American MSM, are most seriously affected by HIV
  • By race, blacks/African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV
  • An estimated 50,000 new HIV infections occur annually in the United States
  • An estimated 13,834 people with an AIDS diagnosis died in 2011, and about 648,459 people in the United States with an AIDS diagnosis have overall

Grant Development
Pro-bono Work
Administrative Costs
Staff Costs